You can’t deny the group’s integrity.
Sheff remains preoccupied with loss.
A punch to the gut from the beginning
It recalls the best work of post-psychedelic acts.
Alive is a startlingly complete and accurate depiction of what DBT’s live show actually sounds like.
Paper Wheels shuffles through a host of styles.
The Waterfall has a thousand different "Eureka!" moments jammed together without much context or connect.
[xrr rating=4.0/5]“Tonight we celebrate the madness!” are the first words sung on III, and that line is Mariachi El Bronx’s mission statement. For those unaware, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter-ego of hardcore punk band the Bronx, who are not from the Bronx, but rather California. The name is no joke; the occasionally reformed rockers have made three albums dedicated …
[xrr rating=3.25/5]In a surprise to virtually no one, oddball extraordinaire Les Claypool claims a childhood obsession with Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. What’s far more surprising than Primus covering that iconic 1971 film’s soundtrack now is that they haven’t already done so. Claypool has made a career of leading listeners through the unpredictable twists and turns of his aural …
[xrr rating=3.25/5]Many folk and Americana releases of the last several years have taken themselves very seriously, with countless morose and plaintive takes on old-time music. But every genre needs a little comedic relief, a bit of feel good, and it was a smart idea for Old Crow Medicine Show to put that vibe right out front by kicking off their …